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Maimonides Medical Center Is Ranked Among the Top 10 Hospital Systems Nationwide for Clinical Excellence


Kenneth D. Gibbs, Maimonides Medical Center president and CEO, recently announced that Maimonides has been ranked among the Top 10 health systems in the country for superior survival rates—placing it among the nation’s best hospitals, including: Massachusetts General, Cleveland Clinic, Cedars Sinai and New York-Presbyterian.

“From the very first year that the federal government has measured mortality rates, Maimonides has been a top performer,” said Mr. Gibbs. “At first there were only two cardiac conditions evaluated—heart attack and heart failure – and it was no surprise that a renowned Heart Hospital like Maimonides would do well. But as additional conditions were added to the mix—like pneumonia and stroke—our medical center has continued to achieve exceptional results for Brooklyn’s families across multiple specialty areas.”

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) annually compares mortality rates at every hospital in the nation. The most recent report* shows that only a handful of hospitals nationwide rise above the rest in maintaining superior results for their patients. CMS reviews seven diagnoses for mortality. Maimonides is above average in all seven categories—and significantly above average in five of the seven: heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, COPD and stroke.

“It’s a validation of the many teams who work day and night to deliver outstanding care to patients at Maimonides,” said Dr. Samuel Kopel, Chief Medical Officer of Maimonides Medical Center. “Our doctors and clinicians never stop building on their successes—they continually try to exceed the standard of care to bring the best possible results to every patient.”

Maimonides Medical Center has a long history of providing exceptional patient care. It does this through a culture of teamwork in its interdisciplinary Centers of Excellence and its commitment to continuous innovation.

What truly sets Maimonides clinicians apart is teamwork. To support the overall culture of collaboration, the Maimonides Leadership Team ensures that clinicians have everything they need to provide the finest care in a safe and technologically advanced environment. The nationally recognized doctors at Maimonides do the rest—and do it best.


Maimonides built New York City’s first Hybrid Operating Rooms, incorporating the most advanced imaging technology to support the most advanced surgical procedures. And our Robotic Surgery Program boasts some of the nation’s most experienced doctors, reducing patient risk across multiple disciplines.

Maimonides Cancer Center exceeded standards in all categories during its most recent re-accreditation survey, earning the coveted Outstanding Achievement Award from the ACS Commission on Cancer. Our fully-accredited Breast Center is home to an American College of Radiology designated Breast Imaging Center of Excellence.

Maimonides Children’s Hospital is the only recognized comprehensive pediatric program in Brooklyn – with the full array of pediatric subspecialties. And as Brooklyn's leader in trauma care, Maimonides is designated both an Adult and a Pediatric Trauma Center, due to the recognized expertise of our departments of Emergency Medicine, Surgery and Pediatrics.

Maimonides is also a leader in managing pain for patients in all settings in ways that minimize the risk of opioid addiction—our doctors have published many of the leading studies in this arena. 

For more information about the outstanding clinical services and many innovations achieved at Maimonides Medical Center, please visit